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Paul and Silas in the Bible - a Christian perspective
In the course of his missionary travels, Paul was subjected to a great deal of persecution and imprisonment for preaching the Gospel. Here is the famous story of Paul and Silas' imprisonment, all for driving an evil spirit out of a fortune-telling girl.


Jail in the Bible - a Christian perspective
The apostles of Jesus Christ faced great danger as they traveled the word spreading the gospel. This is just one instance in which they were thrown into jail for their missionary work--but as He often did, God rescued them from prison.


Institute for Prison Ministries | Conferences & Training
Training resources for developing your ministry to inmates. Training is available to both those interested in mentoring inmates, develop ministries in correctional institutional programs, or voluteering in a jail or prison. There also is a training seminar to assist inmates to communicat their faith


Institute for Prison Ministries | Corrections & Criminal Justice Professionals
A place to vent for Corrections professionals. Working in corrections or detention can be highly stressful. Sometimes you and your loved ones need a safety valve, a place to vent. At other times you may need support to handle situations which at the time might seem overwhelming.


Institute for Prison Ministries | Ex-Offenders
In 1988, the scholarship was established by a generous friend of the Institute for Prison Ministries and named in honor of Chuck Colson for his valuable service to the field of prison ministry.


Institute for Prison Ministries | Children
Many issues surround children of the incarcerated parent. Resources are listed to assist parents and caregivers handle these sensitive challenges in the life of children.


Institute for Prison Ministries | Chaplains, Ministry Workers & Volunteers
Professionals in the field of correctional ministry are a valuable asset to correctional institutions and reentry programs. IPM seeks to equip and encourage chaplains and other professionals in correctional ministry through training, conferences and seminars, as well as serve as a resource center.


Institute for Prison Ministries | History & Mission
The Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM), a department of Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College began as a result of several discussions with Charles Colson and Kenneth Wessner.